"Sport Management includes any combination of skills related to planning, organizing, directing, controlling, budgeting, leading, and evaluating within the context of an organization or department whose primary product or service is related to sport and/or physical activity. "

DeSensi, J. T., Kelley, D.R., Blanton, M.D., & Beitel, P.A. (1990). Sport management curricular evaluation and needs assessment: a multifaceted approach. Journal of Sport Management, 4(1), 31-58.

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Reference books (encyclopedias and handbooks) are another great way to get started on a new topic. You can find all reference material by search Albert, and limiting to “Reference Sources” in the pull down menu. Listed below are just a few helpful resources:

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The citation style for work completed in the Department of Kinesiology is APA

Law reviews would follow the format for journal articles.


For legal citations, APA has adapted the Bluebook rule 10. The general format for citing cases is:

  • Party names
  • Court reporter information OR the LEXIS number if it was unreported
  • The Court that heard the case (no need for this if it was decided by the Supreme Court)
  • Year the decision was issued
All of that information should be on the top of the page or screen of the document you have. 

The following was taken from a document in Lexis - Nexis.



The citation would simply be:

Palmer v Kansas City Chiefs Football Club, 621 S.W.2d 350 (Mo. Ct. App 1981).


Palmer vs Kansas City Chiefs, reported in the 621 volume of the South Western Reporter Second edition. The case was decided by the Missouri Court of Appeals in 1981.

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